NASA’s Mars Rover

NASA’s Mars Rover

The team in control of NASA’s Mars Rover spacecraft now have Big Data driven analytical engines at their fingertips. The same open source ElasticSearch technology used by the likes of Netflix and Goldman Sachs is now being put to use planning the actions of the Curiosity rover, which landed on the red planet in 2012. And the next mission, due to launch in 2020 with the primary mission of finding evidence of ancient life on…

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The NFL Understands How to Play the Big Data Game

The NFL Understands How to Play the Big Data Game

Like many businesses, the National Football League is experimenting with big data to help players, fans, and teams alike. The NFL recently announced a deal with tech firm Zebra to install RFID data sensors in players’ shoulder pads and in all of the NFL’s arenas. The chips collect detailed location data on each player, and from that data, things like player acceleration and speed can be analyzed. The NFL plans to make the data available…

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How Big Data Means Hot Pizzas for Domino’s

How Big Data Means Hot Pizzas for Domino’s

Pizza delivery might not seem, on first glance, the most high-tech of industries. But Domino’s, the world’s largest delivery chain, has consistently pushed its brand towards new and developing tech, and as such it is now possible to order pizzas on Twitter, smartwatches and TVs, in-car entertainment systems such as Ford’s Synch, and social media platforms like Facebook. The initiative to keep a Domino’s order button at the fingertips of their customers at all times…

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New certification – Big Data and Apache Hadoop Developer

Vskills has added a new certification on Big Data and Apache Hadoop. Vskills certification for International Finance Analyst assesses the candidate as per the company’s need for managing financial matters of international nature. The certification tests the candidates on various areas which includes theories and strategies involving exchange rates, balance of payments¸ foreign exchange, euro-currency market, spot and forward market, currency futures and option pricing. The link to Vskills Big Data and Apache Hadoop Developer…

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